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Alex Papali

Green Justice Organizer

Alex has lived in Boston for over 30 years, organizing locally since high school. His areas of focus have ranged from prison issues to immigrant rights to tenant organizing–with the common goal of addressing structural causes of injustice and obstacles to sustainability.

At Clean Water, Alex works towards 'energy democracy' through the collective efforts of more than 40 community, labor and environmental groups statewide called the Green Justice Coalition. This includes fair access to the benefits of energy efficiency, clean local energy resilience through "community microgrids," and a voice in developing a robust green economy that works for everyone- especially working-class, racially marginalized and linguistically diverse communities.

He also helps coordinate the Zero Waste Boston coalition, aiming to grow a world-class zero waste system in Boston that captures untapped economic potential and eliminates toxics and climate pollution by reimagining how we produce, consume and dispose of everything we use.

A perpetual student at the University of Life, he is actively plotting his next adventure off the grid.